Posts Tagged: diet

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Have you ever been jolted awake by the feeling of falling off a cliff right before you’re about to fall asleep? Or perhaps your body shook uncontrollably as you were closing your eyes? There is a very high chance you might have—in fact, about 70% of people have experienced this at one or multiples times in their lives. Sudden, involuntary… Read more

Is Snacking Making You Fat?

Is Snacking Making You Fat?

In many European countries, the concept of a ‘to-go’ box does not exist. This fact differs drastically from American customs in which ‘to-go’ boxes are available at restaurants, food can be ordered directly as take-out, and supermarkets often times carry to-go boxes for people to allow for such at their own parties and get-togethers. As… Read more

Artificial Sweeteners Increase Appetite

Artificial Sweeteners Increase Appetite

For quite some time, many people have turned to artificial sweeteners as a means to satisfy their cravings for sweetness without adding a significant number of calories to their diets. However, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney has shown that artificial sweeteners may actually cause increased appetite among users— the exact… Read more

Broccoli: The Anti-Cancer Agent

Broccoli: The Anti-Cancer Agent

Over the last few decades, the consumption of broccoli in the United States has significantly increased. With the increase in popularity of this brassica vegetable, more research has been conducted to determine its effects and the benefits it has on the immune system, particularly its relationship with multiple types of cancer. Scientists have reported that… Read more

Veganism–Just Another Diet Fad?

Veganism–Just Another Diet Fad?

My sister recently decided to go vegan. After hearing her argue constantly about how veganism is full of health benefits, I decided to thoroughly research the topic. For those who don’t know, veganism is a diet that excludes all animal products, including meat, eggs, and dairy. According to a Harvard University article about two million people… Read more